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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 11:04:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
minimize to "Mini-mode."

Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

--
fc42
Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.

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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 3:43:15 PM

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I think it's because Windows Media needs to be open.

"fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
> Hi,
>
> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>
> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>
> --
> fc42
> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 3:47:38 PM

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Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.

"fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
> Hi,
>
> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>
> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>
> --
> fc42
> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>
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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 5:35:06 PM

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Actually the toolbar box will become checked when Media Player is open. You won't see the toolbar until you minimize Media Player.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message news:uaLvEmjsFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.
>
> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
> news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
>> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
>> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
>> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>>
>> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
>> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>>
>> --
>> fc42
>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 6:57:59 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I have my Media Player closed and the toolbar option for Windows Media
Player is still checked.

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uojIpAksFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Actually the toolbar box will become checked when Media Player is open. You
won't see the toolbar until you minimize Media Player.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message
news:uaLvEmjsFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.
>
> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
> news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
>> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
>> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
>> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>>
>> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
>> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>>
>> --
>> fc42
>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 8:58:55 PM

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It will be, once its checked. But for the first time, you have to have Media Player open in order to see that it gets checked off.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message news:o oQicQlsFHA.4044@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I have my Media Player closed and the toolbar option for Windows Media
> Player is still checked.
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uojIpAksFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Actually the toolbar box will become checked when Media Player is open. You
> won't see the toolbar until you minimize Media Player.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:uaLvEmjsFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.
>>
>> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
>> news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
>>> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
>>> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
>>> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>>>
>>> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
>>> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>>>
>>> --
>>> fc42
>>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:03:15 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

No, that doesn't help.

I have the Media Player open. I minimize it. I get the little message
telling me how to right click on the task bar, go to toolbars, and click on
WMP. I do, but it just doesn't "take." It remains unchecked and I can't
get the WMP to minimize with the little pop-up screen I used to get. I just
keep getting the little instruction window.

--
fc42
Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uojIpAksFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Actually the toolbar box will become checked when Media Player is open. You
won't see the toolbar until you minimize Media Player.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message
news:uaLvEmjsFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.
>
> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
> news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
>> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
>> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
>> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>>
>> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
>> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>>
>> --
>> fc42
>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 1:34:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I thank everyone for all their suggestions, but nothing helped. I also
tried a few tips I found on Microsoft pages, but still no luck.

I finally just took the direct approach and downloaded and reinstalled
WMP10. It works perfectly now.

I hate to use a sledgehammer when a screwdriver should work, but sometimes
it's the only way!

Thanks again to everyone,

--
fc42
Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
"fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
news:no2Te.42795$32.41002@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
> No, that doesn't help.
>
> I have the Media Player open. I minimize it. I get the little message
> telling me how to right click on the task bar, go to toolbars, and click
> on WMP. I do, but it just doesn't "take." It remains unchecked and I
> can't get the WMP to minimize with the little pop-up screen I used to get.
> I just keep getting the little instruction window.
>
> --
> fc42
> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uojIpAksFHA.304@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Actually the toolbar box will become checked when Media Player is open.
> You won't see the toolbar until you minimize Media Player.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "lvee" <notmesothere@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:uaLvEmjsFHA.3328@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> Let me re-phrase that, Windows Media needs to be open, but minimized.
>>
>> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
>> news:t6SSe.26625$mb4.17790@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm running Windows XP Home with Windows Media Player 10. When I
>>> right-click on the task bar and select Toolbars and then Windows Media
>>> Player, I can't get a check mark to appear and the Media Player will not
>>> minimize to "Mini-mode."
>>>
>>> Any ideas what is wrong and more importantly - how I can fix it? Any
>>> advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
>>>
>>> --
>>> fc42
>>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:48:44 AM

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Glad you were able to resolve the issue..

FYI, re-registering the wmpband.dll might help as well. Click Start, Run and
type:

regsvr32 wmpband.dll

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
news:p R2Te.70395$3S5.32293@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>I thank everyone for all their suggestions, but nothing helped. I also
>tried a few tips I found on Microsoft pages, but still no luck.
>
> I finally just took the direct approach and downloaded and reinstalled
> WMP10. It works perfectly now.
>
> I hate to use a sledgehammer when a screwdriver should work, but sometimes
> it's the only way!
>
> Thanks again to everyone,
>
> --
> fc42
> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
> news:no2Te.42795$32.41002@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>> No, that doesn't help.
>>
>> I have the Media Player open. I minimize it. I get the little message
>> telling me how to right click on the task bar, go to toolbars, and click
>> on WMP. I do, but it just doesn't "take." It remains unchecked and I
>> can't get the WMP to minimize with the little pop-up screen I used to
>> get. I just keep getting the little instruction window.
>>
>> --
>> fc42
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 5:37:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yes, that was one of the tips I tried. but it didn't help either.

--
fc42
Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@XOX.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23WPjMlosFHA.460@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Glad you were able to resolve the issue..
>
> FYI, re-registering the wmpband.dll might help as well. Click Start, Run
> and type:
>
> regsvr32 wmpband.dll
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
> news:p R2Te.70395$3S5.32293@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>I thank everyone for all their suggestions, but nothing helped. I also
>>tried a few tips I found on Microsoft pages, but still no luck.
>>
>> I finally just took the direct approach and downloaded and reinstalled
>> WMP10. It works perfectly now.
>>
>> I hate to use a sledgehammer when a screwdriver should work, but
>> sometimes it's the only way!
>>
>> Thanks again to everyone,
>>
>> --
>> fc42
>> Just a hitchhiker on the information super highway.
>> "fc42" <notme@notreally.com> wrote in message
>> news:no2Te.42795$32.41002@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com...
>>> No, that doesn't help.
>>>
>>> I have the Media Player open. I minimize it. I get the little message
>>> telling me how to right click on the task bar, go to toolbars, and click
>>> on WMP. I do, but it just doesn't "take." It remains unchecked and I
>>> can't get the WMP to minimize with the little pop-up screen I used to
>>> get. I just keep getting the little instruction window.
>>>
>>> --
>>> fc42
>
!